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Secretary (of Interior) is not going to be against it. I don't know what Mrs. Nixon -- Mrs. Nixon is still trying to decide what she's going to do, if anything, sense. Her secretary, Mrs. Vander Heuvel, was in touch with Castro, Nash Castro, recently, still considering what public positions she might take in connection with beautification or anything else.

Q:

I would think it would depend on inclination, too.

Lasker:

Well, yes, I would think so, but I don't know what her inclinations are. Nobody else does. I urge she'll continue to have a committee for better, more beautiful environment, or change the name of it somewhat, in her symposium and conferences on various aspects of the environment. Whether it will happen or not, we shall see. I just don't know.

Q:

It seems to me that it needs a personage to spearhead it. It's well enough for the appropriations committees to be interested and anxious to do something, but somebody's got to --

Lasker:

-- keep pushing them --

Q:

-- to be in the limelight, as far as the program's concerned.

Lasker:

Oh, sure, Somebody has to put it in the budget or testify



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